Youth And Family Partnerships In Youth Justice Efforts – A Two-Part Webinar Series
Juvenile justice systems are increasingly recognizing the importance of fostering meaningful partnerships with youth and families, but jurisdictions often struggle to do so. In addition, youth and families are often left out of broader jurisdiction-wide system improvement efforts. With support from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, in partnership with Georgetown University’s Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR), is pleased to announce an innovative webinar series designed to guide jurisdictions on how to partner with youth and families more effectively in systemic ways and to provide models and best practices from across the country.
In addition to the webinar series, Building a Strategy and Shifting the Culture is our framework that guides these efforts to support jurisdictions in making a fundamental shift away from an ad-hoc, system-centered approach to a culture and strategy that centers families in supervision and service policies and practices.
- The brief includes the framework and examples from jurisdictions in action.
- Slides outline key questions and action steps.
- A webinar held last year featured a family-driven organization that works to ensure that family voice and power are present across all system decision points.
- For additional information and resources, please visit OJJDP’s new Youth and Family Partnerships webpage. All of OJJDP’s funding solicitations include a youth and family partnership component. Open funding opportunities are available here.
Youth and Family Partnership in Juvenile Justice Systems Reform: Building a Strategy, Sharing Power, and Shifting the Culture
Hosted by The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center and supported by the United States Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
📅 Thursday, March 23, 2023 | 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET
This webinar will present a framework to support jurisdictions in making this shift and share real-world examples of effectively including impacted people in state-based system change in Michigan. Panelists will include people who participated in this statewide system reform effort and have experienced the juvenile justice system firsthand as a youth and a family member. Learn more about how impacted people were included in Michigan’s Juvenile Justice Reform Task Force and how that work continues.
- Stephanie Shaw, Project Manager, Corrections and Reentry, CSG Justice Center
- John Casteel, Juvenile Justice Task Force Member, Growth Works (Michigan)
- Cole Williams, Juvenile Justice Task Force Member, Director, The Delta Project (Michigan)
Developing and Partnering with Youth Advisory Councils to Inspire and Enhance Youth Justice Policy and Practice
Hosted by The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, Georgetown University’s Center for Juvenile Justice Reform, and supported by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
📅 Wednesday, April 12, 2023 | 3:00–4:00 p.m. ET
This webinar, moderated by Center for Juvenile Justice Reform staff, will engage leaders who have established and participated in youth advisory councils in a discussion on the benefits of youth councils and strategies for developing and sustaining meaningful youth-system partnerships over time. Invited panelists include Youth Advisory Council representatives from Fresh Lifelines for Youth and Amiyah Davis, CJJR project coordinator and former member of the Annie E. Casey Foundation Juvenile Justice Youth Advisory Council.
- Michael Umpierre, Director, Georgetown University Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (co-moderator)
- Amiyah Davis, Project Coordinator, Georgetown University Center for Juvenile Justice Reform and former member of the Annie E. Casey Foundation Juvenile Justice Advisory Council (co-moderator)
- Youth Advisory Council Representatives (Invited)